The G5C features the following:
- Hair Fibers imported from Japan
- Great backbone. The stiffer Japanese hair gives you backbone more similar to natural hair than nearly any synthetic.
- Ultra soft tips, even softer than the G5A.
- First FAN shape knot in the G5 lineup. This allows for the most splay of the G5 lineup too.
- Fan shape allows for minimal glue bump
- Retains water in a more efficient manner than traditional synthetics (consistent throughout the G5 lineup)
NOTE: These knots contain and inherently shorter height (approx. 65mm) compared to other synthetics (68mm). Keep this in mind when setting the knot, you'll need a slightly more shallow hole!
Base Diameter: 24mm (± 0.5 - 1mm)
I am very satisfied with the 24mm, however I would have preferred the 26mm. Unfortunately, it was out of stock. Not expecting it to be back in stock for another couple months. So it was my second choice.
I'm not much of a synthetic user..but this is a very good knot. Extremely soft, but with ample backbone and creates lather very effectively. It also dries very quickly compared to natural hair. At 24mm it's plenty big enough as well.
Great price for this knot with a handle and excellent service from Andrew at APshave co. Highley recommended!
This is my first synthetic knot. When I first used it, I was surprised at how soft it was. It is extremely comfortable to use. I would like to use it for a long time.
I have a few badger knots of various styles and grades. I have only one fan-type which is probably my favorite of all. *This* knot—the G5C just eclipsed the aforementioned badger for convenience, ease of use, and, most importantly face feel.
The only problem. They are out of stock and I desperately would like a 26mm to fit a brush handle I want to use in an upcoming theme shave in 10 days.
Bought this knot for face lathering based on others review. I couldn't be happier with it. It is softer than my previous badger hair brush by a long shot. No scratching at all, which was the number 1 thing i wanted. Lots of backbone, and from other reviews the spray will be better after a couple more uses, even if that's not the case it's completely manageable. Built up a better lather quicker then my previous knot could ever dream of. For the price, you won't find a better knot.